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Food and Travel Award


Food and Travel Award

We are the winner!!!! Fattoria del Colle in Tuscany has received the   Food and Travel Award as country inn of the year 2020 on October 3nd at San Barbato Resort Spa&Golf


A great prize for  Fattoria del Colle from Food and Travel, an international magazine able to cater for the more demanding tourists and to help them discover the food and wine excellencies around the world.





The 2020 award as best Italian agriturismo rewards Donatella Cinelli Colombini’s choices in favour of the re-proposed “philological” of rural civilization. A choice that regards apartments furnished with antiques, the serving of traditional home made dishes in the restaurant, vegetables from the vegetable garden …  and the guided tours that teach Tuscan history or the nature trail to learn all the vine’s secrets. Fattoria del Colle has a soul and an authenticity that are very strong; they are the result of courageous and non conformist choices. This is what distinguishes the agriturismo awarded by Food and Travel, from resorts, where the renovations have adapted the original characters.

Donatella Cinelli Colombini, once ex art historian and today success wine producer has tenaciously wanted to transform Fattoria del Colle into a wine destination able to give touching and authentic experiences which impart to guests the true spirit of the Tuscan countryside. This ward states that she has succeeded.



The 2020 Award took place on October 2nd at the San Barbato Resort Spa&Golf in the province of Potenza. As for the past editions the editor of the magazine was protagonist, Pamela Raeli. It was a black tie event that accompanied the dinner prepared by Alfonso Iaccarino, chef of the famous Don Alfonso. In fact Alfonso and his wife Livia were protagonists of a party with the party, cutting the cake of their fifty-first wedding anniversary in the midst of the very suggestive background of the water games by the fountains in the park.



The Food and Travel magazine is a colossus of travel publications: 600.000 readers, 18 international editions distribution in England, Germany, Austria, German speaking Switzerland, Turkey, Croatia, Mexico, USA, Portugal, Middle East GCC, Italy and Italian speaking Switzerland. In the magazine there are 132 pages with articles about wine and food, travels, and different lifestyles shared between the various newsrooms around the world.

The award, that has reached its third edition, is divided into sections and regards hospitality, wines and restaurant as well as chefs and wine makers. It is not improbable to see among the winners Bruno Vespa and Riccardo Cotarella as wine producer and super wine maker.


Violante Gardini Cinelli Colombini and her husband Enrico took part in the award giving and then continued their journey to visit their friend Elena Fucci. They spent the day at the winery where the wine Titolo is made and where the champion sommelier Luca Gardini arrived too. Then dinner at Matera cosseted by the romantic suggestions of the underground city.

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